High-power linear RF amplifiers boost millimeter wave, telecom infrastructure signaling

Pasternack’s new high power RF amplifiers provide a choice of gain levels, frequency ranges, power outputs, and exhibit gain performance ranging from 19 dB to 32.5 dB.

Oct 9th, 2014
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Pasternack Enterprises (Irvine, CA) a manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announced the release of eight new high power linear amplifiers that provide accurate signal amplification across a multitude of commercial and defense applications such as communications, radar and sensors, test instrumentation, telecom infrastructure, fixed microwave backhaul, commercial two-way radio, and others.

Pasternack’s new high power RF amplifiers provide a choice of gain levels, frequency ranges, power outputs, and exhibit gain performance ranging from 19 dB to 32.5 dB. These GaAs PHEMT MMIC-based amplifiers operate from 0.8 GHz to 9.5 GHz and can be used as high power output amplifiers or driver amplifiers depending upon the system architecture.

These amps also offer competitive gain flatness from ±0.5 dB to ±2 dB and excellent third order intercept levels (IP3) from 38.5 dBm to 47 dBm. The company’s linear RF amplifiers are offered in various frequency ranges with optimized performance over the pertinent range and are specially designed to ensure the robustness of the modules and ease of use through features such as mounting holes in the body of the aluminum enclosure which assures a more effective heat dissipation path.

The superior performance of Pasternack’s high power amplifiers is achieved through using GaAs PHEMP MMIC circuitry along with advanced hybrid integration techniques. The amplifiers are fully matched internally for input and output at 50 ohms which eliminates the customers’ need for any sensitive external RF tuning components. All of the new amplifiers are rated for operation over a -55°C to +85°C temperature range.

“We are very pleased to offer this new family of GaAs MMIC-based broadband high power amplifier modules to the market as it brings additional diversity and versatility to our growing RF amplifier offering," comments Michael Rachlin, director of product management at Pasternack. “Providing our industry with a comprehensive selection of market-leading amplifier solutions available for immediate shipment is a key strategic objective for Pasternack because it eliminates our customers’ burden of extended lead times which is common throughout the industry.”

Pasternack’s new GaAs MMIC-based high power linear amplifiers are available today from stock. Learn more.

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